Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government - Jonathan Weinstein, Timothy Jaques
Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government - Jonathan Weinstein, Timothy Jaques

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© 2010, 6" x 9" softcover, 304 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-275-9
Product Code B759
By Jonathan Weinstein, PMP, and Timothy Jaques, PMP

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Gain Valuable Insight into the Government’s Project Management Best Practices!

Although project management is not new to the federal government, the discipline has taken on renewed importance in the face of the ever-increasing size, complexity, and number of mission-critical projects being undertaken by every branch and agency. This book addresses the key facets of project management, from organization and structure to people and process. A variety of government entities share their best practices in areas including leadership, technology, teams, communication, methodology, and performance management.

Based on research and interviews with a wide range of project managers, Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government presents a realistic cross section of the project management discipline in the largest single enterprise in the world—the U.S. federal government.


The Evolution of Federal Project Management • Part I: Organization and Structure • Fitting Project Management into the Organization • Regulations and Legislation • Building Strong Teams • Leveraging Technology for Project Success • Part II: People • The Crucial Role of Communication • Leadership and the Project Manager • Engaging Stakeholders • Project Management Competencies and Skills • Project Manager Professional Development • Part III: Process • Governance and Project Portfolio Development • Adopting and Applying Methodologies • Aligning Federal and Project Planning Cycles • Implementing Knowledge Management Practices • Understanding Project Performance Management • The Promise of Project Management in the Federal Government • Recommended Resources

About the Authors

Jonathan Weinstein, PMP, and Timothy Jaques, PMP, are founding partners of Line of Sight, a project management, process design, and organizational change management services organization. They work with both the government and private sectors and have written extensively on project management and organizational change.

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